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Aug
16
2017

Transupport Supports the UH-1 Industry through UH1OPS

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The UH1 Operators website at www.uh1ops.com is pleased to announce a new sponsorship from Transupport, Inc. based in Merrimack, NH.

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Aug
16
2017

CAMTS Shares Best Practices for EMS Transport Service Industry

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The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) has released its 6th issue of best practices, publically available as a digital document.

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Aug
16
2017

Waypoint Agrees to Purchase and Lease-Back One AW139 Helicopter to Helicol in Colombia; Marks Waypoint’s Entry into the Colombian Market

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Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced today that it has agreed deal terms for the purchase and lease-back of one AW139 helicopter with Helicopteros Nacionales de Colombia, SAS (“HELICOL’), which is used in support of contracts within the offshore oil and gas sector in Colombia. This is Waypoint’s first lease transaction with HELICOL and first in Colombia.

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Aug
16
2017

CC-130J Super Hercules delivers IRB Commitments for Canada

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OTTAWA, Ontario, Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has successfully completed the Aircraft Capability - Tactical (ACP-T) Acquisition Industrial Regional Benefits (IRB) commitments valued at $1.4 billion associated with Canada's purchase of 17 CC-130J Super Hercules aircraft in 2007.

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Aug
16
2017

U.S. Air Force Combat Rescue Helicopter Radar Warning Receiver Completes Technical Readiness Level Demonstration

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OWEGO, N.Y., Aug. 16, 2017 – A critical component of Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Tactical Mission System for the U.S. Air Force Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH), the AN/APR-52 Radar Warning Receiver (RWR), recently achieved Technical Readiness Level (TRL) 6 assessment following a successful demonstration at the U.S. Air Force Integrated Demonstrations and Applications Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.

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Aug
16
2017

FlightSafety Academy Introduces Growth and Achievement Preparation Program for New Students

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NEW YORK – FlightSafety International announces a new Integrated Growth and Achievement Preparation Program for students entering the FlightSafety Academy in Vero Beach, Florida.

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Aug
16
2017

Erickson fights Fires around the World Summer 2017 Update

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Erickson Incorporated, a leading global aerial firefighting company for more than 30 years, owns the world’s largest S-64 Aircrane fleet, and the Aircrane Helitanker is recognized throughout the industry as one of the most effective and efficient firefighting aircraft in the world. Northern Hemisphere fires are experiencing above average conditions, and what follows is an outline of Erickson’s current jobs. In late fall, the Aircranes are mobilized to the Southern Hemisphere to fight fires south of the equator.

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Aug
16
2017

BLR Aerospace Receives ANAC Certification for H125 FastFin System

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EVERETT, Wash., – BLR Aerospace today announced that its FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System has been certified by Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) for installation on Airbus H125 helicopters.

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Aug
14
2017

Waypoint Leasing Places AW139 Helicopter with HEVILIFT in Australia

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Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has agreed to deliver one AW139 helicopter to HEVILIFT Group (“HEVILIFT”) to be used in support of the offshore oil and gas sector in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Aug
14
2017

NTSB Report Released: Van Nuys, CA

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On July 21, 2017, at 1211 Pacific daylight time, a Robinson R44 II, N3254E, landed hard following an autorotation near Van Nuys Airport, Van Nuys, California. The helicopter was registered to and operated by National Helicopter Service and Engineering Company, as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 revenue sightseeing flight . The flight instructor and three passengers sustained serious injuries, and the helicopter sustained substantial damage during the landing. The local flight departed Van Nuys about 1112. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed.

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Aug
14
2017

NTSB Report Released: Myrtle Beach, SC

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On July 24, 2017, about 1316 eastern daylight time, a Robinson R44, N828RD, registered to KHGK LLC, operated by Helicopter Solutions, Inc., dba Helicopter Adventures, was substantially damaged during an autorotative landing near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The commercial pilot and 2 passengers were not injured. The helicopter was operated under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a commercial air tour flight, on a company visual flight rules flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the local flight, which originated about 1310 from the operator's facility.

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Aug
11
2017

AW169, GrandNew orders reinforce Leonardo’s strong position in Brazilian corporate helicopter market

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Rome, 11 August 2017 – Leonardo announced today that further orders from Brazilian executive operators have strengthened the company’s position in country and worldwide as a leading provider of corporate and VIP helicopters.

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Aug
11
2017

ALEA To Rebrand and Reorganize as APSA

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For Immediate Release - August 11, 2017 - Frederick, MD - During ALEA EXPO 2017, their recently completed 47th annual conference & exposition, the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) announced that they would be changing their name to the Airborne Public Safety Association (APSA) effective January 1, 2018. The new moniker is the culmination of several changes over the last seven years made to be more reflective of the entirety of those involved in public safety aviation as well as more appealing to potential members the Association desires to attract. “Public safety aviation has expanded beyond just law enforcement and it was time to outwardly become more inclusive of all who operate governmental aircraft for the welfare of the general public,” explained ALEA CEO & Executive Director Dan Schwarzbach. “We have a visionary Board of Directors that developed our current business plan, Metamorphosis, during their most recent strategic planning meeting,” he added.

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Aug
11
2017

VISLINK RECEIVES $200,000 IN ORDERS FOR MICROWAVE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT

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SARASOTA, FL, – xG® Technology, Inc. (“xG”) (Nasdaq: XGTI, XGTIW), a leading provider of wireless video solutions for the broadcast, law enforcement and defense markets, and private mobile broadband networks for critical communications, announced today that its Vislink business has received orders valued at approximately $200,000 for specialized microwave communications equipment to be used in airborne surveillance and law enforcement operations by a police force in Africa. The orders are the first for Vislink for deployment by this end-user customer and more orders are expected to be received in the future.

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Aug
11
2017

Being ahead of the curve - DART updates its landing gear approvals for compatibility with 412EPI Gross Weight Increase

Posted by jhadmin

For over 40 years, DART Aerospace has stayed at the leading edge of the helicopter industry by certifying a large variety of products intended to improve the capability or reduce maintenance costs of helicopters. DART has supported the Bell 412 platform for over 25 years by bringing to market the widest offering of utility accessories, custom solutions and most certainly the toughest Landing Gear options.

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Aug
11
2017

Universal Avionics Receives TSOA for InSight®Display System

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Tucson, AZ – Universal Avionics announces FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization for the company's InSight Display System, offering operators a new modern, integrated flight deck solution. InSight is a flexible solution for both new aircraft platforms and retrofit upgrades.

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Aug
11
2017

MSH on track

Posted by jhadmin

The programme development made another huge step forward with the rollout of the prototype three (P3) on 28th June 2017. Thus, in future two prototypes will be used for test flights: the prototype 2 and now also the new P3, which comes close to the serial version. Both prototypes will contribute to achieving a quicker progress to the Type Certificate. P2 flew in total already more than 50 flight hours whereof 30 alone in the last three months. If the ground tests are included into this calculation, the rotor system is already rotating for more than 100 hours. A fourth helicopter will reinforce the fleet in the first quarter of the next year. Simultaneously already today those parts are ordered for serial production, which have a delivery time of several months.

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Aug
11
2017

Aerolite Delivers Bell 429 Medical Interiors

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Aerolite announced today it delivered medical interiors to its long-standing customer Alvac of Boise, Idaho. These new Bell 429s will replace the helicopters currently operated in Boise and Twin Falls.

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Aug
09
2017

Spectrum Aeromed Releases New Carbon Fiber 3200 Series Patient Transport Unit for VIP and MedEvac Operations

Posted by jhadmin

FARGO N.D. (8/9/17)–Spectrum Aeromed announced this week that the company has completed production on their newest 3200 Series Carbon Fiber PTU. Integrating composite components into the product lines for more than 8 years now, this is the latest full carbon fiber unit the company has designed and manufactured.

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Aug
09
2017

Vertiport Chicago to Host Chicago Helicopter Show Media Preview Sponsored by Jet Support Services, Inc.

Posted by jhadmin

Helicopters save and protect lives; help deliver our mail and our daily news; and bring film scenes to life and business to Chicago. Join us on August 10 for a helicopter appreciation media preview of the first- ever Chicago Helicopter Show hosted by Vertiport Chicago and sponsored by Chicago-based Jet Support Services, Inc. The media preview will give you access to upwards of 17 types of helicopters that will be on display at the show, which is open to the public, including:

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Aug
09
2017

NTSB Report Released: Beaumont, TX

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On July 28, 2017, at 1532 central daylight time, a Helicopteres Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter, N722TX, was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain while maneuvering at the Beaumont Municipal Airport (BMT), Beaumont, Texas. The flight instructor and student pilot sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was registered to American Helicopter Leasing Corp and operated by Texas Rotorwing LLC as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight originated from BMT about 1500.

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Aug
08
2017

CAMTS EU Accreditation Standards Comment Period Open

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Aug. 8, 2017: The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems Europe (CAMTS EU) has posted the final draft of CAMTS EU Accreditation Standards for comments and suggestions on its website www.camtseu.org.

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Aug
08
2017

Vector Aerospace celebrates 100th P&WC PW150A engine delivery from Singapore facility

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Seletar, Singapore – Vector Aerospace Corporation (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, announces that its Singapore facility has successfully serviced and delivered back to the customer its 100th Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW150A turboprop engine.

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Aug
08
2017

HELIVIA AERO TAXI, S.A. CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY

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RIO DE JANEIRO, August 8, 2017 – Helivia Aero Taxi, S.A., a Greenwich AeroGroup company, was founded in 1987 and pioneered onshore helicopter services in the Amazon. This month, it celebrates 30 years of providing service to offshore and onshore clients in the oil and gas industry.

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Aug
08
2017

Record Number Night Vision Awards Winners Honored at ALEA

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(RENO, Nevada — August 1, 2017) The Night Vision Awards received a record number of entries and gave out a record number of awards at the at the Edge Nightclub inside the Peppermill Resort in Reno, Nevada in conjunction with the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) Annual Convention.

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Aug
07
2017

NTSB Report Released: Santa Ana, CA

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On July 26, 2017, about 2000 Pacific daylight time, a Robinson Helicopter R44, N7535G, was substantially damaged following a loss of control during takeoff at John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA), Santa Ana, California. The commercial pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by RS Aviation Services as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight which operated on a company flight plan. The flight originated from SNA with an intended destination to Burbank, California.

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Aug
07
2017

Aircraft Propeller Service (APS) Names Stephen D. Aragon Vice President of Operations

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Lake Zurich, IL - Aircraft Propeller Service, LLC (APS, www.aircraftpropeller.com, Lake Zurich, IL), one of the world’s leading commercial propeller Maintenance Repair Organizations (MROs), announced the appointment of Stephen D. Aragon as Vice President of Operations. In this role, Aragon will be responsible for the company’s global manufacturing operations, supply chain management, training, quality and continuous improvement strategy. He brings over 20 years of related direct experience overseeing the implementation of Lean Manufacturing strategies and Lean Business Systems for large manufacturers in diverse industries and excels as a Lean transformation leader.

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Aug
07
2017

THE AMERICAN HELICOPTER MUSEUM WILL CELEBRATE WORLD HELICOPTER DAY

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August 7, 2017 - West Chester, PA – The public is invited to join the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) to celebrate World Helicopter Day on August 20, 2017, from noon until 4 p.m. World Helicopter Day aims to raise awareness of helicopters’ contributions to society and celebrate the diversity of people who design, fly and support them.

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Aug
07
2017

Eclipse seekers can take flight to prime viewing spots, avoid traffic

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(BOISE, Idaho — August 7, 2017) With record-breaking travelers and more than 700,000 Treasure Valley residents vying for a glimpse of the August 21 Solar Eclipse, traffic authorities are reporting unprecedented traffic congestion and delays. Boise-based Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU), is offering eclipse seekers a chance to skip the traffic and take a short flight to the nations’s best viewing spots.

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Aug
07
2017

Aircraft Propeller Service (APS) Expands Its Helicopter Servo Actuator Capabilities – Awarded a License by UTC Aerospace for Airbus Helicopters in Brazil

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Lake Zurich, IL - Aircraft Propeller Service, LLC (APS, www.aircraftpropeller.com, Lake Zurich, IL), one of the world’s leading commercial propeller Maintenance Repair Organizations (MROs), recently expanded its helicopter servo actuator capabilities following another license award by UTC Aerospace Systems for Airbus Helicopters within Brazil. As a result, the company will now be servicing Level III repairs in country for Squirrel/Fennec (EC130/AS350/355/AS550) and Dauphin/Panther (AS565/AS365) helicopter actuators, the only company in Brazil authorized at the noted level.

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